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Overview
Population:744,961
Pop. Change:3%
State: Massachusetts
Metro Area:Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
County:Essex County
City:Lynn, Lawrence, ... 34 total
Zip Code:01960, 01841, ... 43 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Essex's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums

Interesting Facts about Essex County

As of 2014, Essex County's population is 744,961 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.98 percent.

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The median home cost in Essex County is $328,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.30 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Essex County's cost of living is 45.40% Higher than the U.S. average.

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Essex County public schools spend $15,660 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.9 students per teacher in Essex County.

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The unemployment rate in Essex County is 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Essex County jobs have Increased by 1.27 percent.


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Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Essex County's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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